Type A12 Intermediate trousers W.A.S.P

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  1. Carl

    Carl Well-Known Member

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    If this is how the new year is going to start , then im looking forward to the rest of the year !!
    Found these today , for just about nothing price wise . Need a little TLC ,but how many pairs do you see ??
    Type A12 WASP trousers.jpg
     
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  2. Carl

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    They will need some TLC on the knits at the ankles which i noticed on the sellers other pics .
     
  3. dmar836

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    Cool!
     
  4. falcon_ib

    falcon_ib Well-Known Member

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    Post some more pics please? Must be an exceedingly rare piece of gear
     
  5. Carl

    Carl Well-Known Member

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    The pics that were on the listing were/are pretty bad !
    So dont blame me for the quality of them please !:(.
    Ill get them up asap .
    Carl
     
  6. Carl

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    As requested
    Type A12  1.PNG Type A12 2.PNG Type A12 3.PNG Type A12 4.PNG
     
  7. Carl

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    Thoughts on replacing the knits ? yes or no ??
     
  8. dmar836

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    Are the heavily ribbed knits available for the later trousers? You could lightly stitch them up for appearance sake and always replace them later. I wouldn't be in a hurry to repair them if you have to make any compromises - they aren't going anywhere!
    Dave
     
  9. Carl

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    How did you know they were not going anywhere Dave ??:D If i had to , id look for some cheap A11a pants to sacrifice for them if needs be ??
     
  10. falcon_ib

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    Thanks for the pics Carl! I personally would leave them alone as well, to maintain their originality and since they’re just being used for display.
    I understand that these were issued with the WASP Type B-16 jacket? Do you know the differences between these A-12’s and the Type A-13 trousers issued with the Flight Nurse Type B-17 jacket? Just curious if there were any changes besides nomenclature labels

    evan
     
  11. Carl

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    I know of a guy who has the B16 jacket for these trousers , obviously we are telling each other that theirs is no good without the other !:D
    The A13's didnt have so many pockets as the A12's as far as i can see on the photos in books .
    The B17 and B16 jackets must have some difference but i have no pics of the B17 to compare with
     
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  12. Carl

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    Well the trousers are in hand now , and are not as good as the pics portrayed unfortunately ! :(
    But i suppose they are what they are ?
    How many pairs do you ever see come up for sale ?
     

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